A LOOK over some of the recent headlines from France.
French unemployed nears 3 million in July
The number of French job seekers has risen for the 15th month in a row and is tipped to hit three million next month.
Man charged with killing British woman in France
Gardener accused of murder after blood found at Aveyron home of woman whose body has not been found.
François Hollande calls on Syrian rebels to form provisional government
Move reveals differences with UK and US, which have been more guarded in their dealings with Syrian opposition groups.
Ryanair charged with breaches of French labour law
Low-cost Irish airline Ryanair has been ordered to appear in court to answer a string of charges of alleged breaches of French labour law, lawyers representing a pilots' union said on Monday.
French rocker Hallyday treated in Caribbean hospital
French rocker Johnny Hallyday, a legend in his homeland, was treated in a Caribbean hospital Monday after being rushed there by helicopter but was quickly released.